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Racial & Ethnic Disparities in SUID: 1995-2013

Published Date: 
Fri, 2017-05-19

A new study in Pediatrics outlines how American Indian/Alaska Native and African American babies are still more likely to die suddently and unexpectedly than babies from other racial and ethnic groups. The article states, "From 1995 to 2013, SUID rates were consistently highest for American Indian/Alaska Natives, followed by Non-Hispanic Blacks.

New Zika Resources for Parents

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-05-18

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released two new web resources for families impacted by Zika

FDA warns about risk of inaccurate lead tests

Published Date: 
Thu, 2017-05-18

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning Americans that certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may provide inacurrate results for some adults and children. The CDC is recommending that parents of children younger than six and pregnant and nursing mothers who have been tested for lead exposure consult a health care professional about whether they should be retested.

Maternal Mortality in the U.S.: The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-17

With 60 percent of maternal deaths in the U.S. being preventable, the U.S. has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world. An article published on ProPublica, The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth, discusses the story of a neonatal nurse, Lauren Bloomstein, and her tragic outcome.

Zika and Pregnancy: Protecting Babies, Protecting Yourself

Published Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-17

Zika virus still remains to be a threat, but it can be prevented. 1,800 pregnant women throughout the U.S. with possible recent Zika infection have been reported to the US Zika Pregnancy Registry and about 1 in 10 pregnant women in 2016 with confirmed Zika have had a fetus or baby with Zika-related birth defects. 30 to 40 new Zika cases in pregnant women are reported to the CDC each week and there is an expected increase as we head into the summer months. Guidance for pregnant women to prevent Zika includes:

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